This Turtle Island
  • Jan 23, 2020 2:00 am
  • 57:20 mins

North America has a rich history of storytelling and folklore from people who tilled the earth and made connections with animals before any European settlements. Native Americans used their insight and connection with the natural world to build a better understanding of the universe and the world at large- using origin stories and legends as explanations of how the earth was formed and shaped, and why things are the way they are. North America, “this turtle island” is the home to a vast and exciting history of the Native American people, and prove that legends and stories can spark something deep in us that help us connect to each other and ourselves better. On today’s episode, enjoy the following: Radio Family Journal: Shelline Party Daily Mix: Gene Nelson discusses “The Cat in the Hat” "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky" by Odds Bodkin (12:14)  "The Wife of the Thunderer" by Joseph Bruchac (15:42)  "The Legend of the First Strawberry" by Jenni Cargill-Strong (8:47)